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Southern Illinois releases 2015 Schedule

SIULogoCARBONDALE, Ill. – The Southern Illinois University baseball team announced its schedule for the 2015 season. The schedule features a well-balanced slate of 28 home games and 27 road games. SIU will face three teams (TCU, Indiana State, and Dallas Baptist) that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Southern Illinois releases 2015 Schedule

2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 56. Sam Coonrod (Southern Illinois)

SamCoonrodWe continue the countdown today with number #56, Southern Illinois RHP Sam Coonrod. In his sophomore campaign with the Salukis, Coonrod showed dominance on the mound, proving that he had the stuff to be an elite starting pitcher in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The 6’1” right-hander made 15 starts during the 2013 season and recorded 79.2 innings which was good for 10th in the MVC. Coonrod quickly filled a weekend starting spot and it was for good reason. The sophomore pitched to a 4.29 ERA and finished 8th in the conference with 68 strikeouts. Coonrod finished the Salukis 2013 season with a 3-6 record and also received the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award for his hard work in the classroom. Continue reading 2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 56. Sam Coonrod (Southern Illinois)

CBD Column: Coaches on the Hot Seat

GambinoSmallStudent-athletes returned to campuses around the nation in the past few weeks. Here is a look at the top six coaches on the hot seat as we enter the fall practice period. This list is in no particular order. Continue reading CBD Column: Coaches on the Hot Seat

Southern Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

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KenHendersonSIUCARBONDALE, Ill. – The Southern Illinois baseball team has released its schedule for the 2014 season.

Southern will open the season with eight straight road games beginning on Friday, Feb. 14 with a three-game series at Western Kentucky. The following weekend the Salukis will head to Thibodaux, La. to play in a tournament hosted by Nicholls State. Continue reading Southern Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Day 1 Recap

INS_baseballHere is your Day 1 Recap from the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Game 1: Indiana State 4 Creighton 3

NORMAL, Ill. – In game one of the 2013 MVC Baseball Championship, No. 6 Indiana State took down No. 3 Creighton, 4-3 from Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill. The Sycamores will face the winner of the Wichita State/Southern Illinois contest, while the Bluejays will take on the non-winner of the Shockers/Salukis game.

Junior Sean Manaea was set to start the game for Indiana State, but was lifted from the game after feeling tightness in his left shoulder when throwing warmup pitches in the bottom of the first inning. Junior Josh Negele (3-1) went on the start the game for the Sycamores, tossing a career-high 5.1 innings while allowing seven hits and one run with four strikeouts. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Day 1 Recap

Missouri Valley Conference Recap April 5th-7th

MVC_thumb.jpgAn exciting weekend of Missouri Valley conference play is in the books as each series saw it’s teams square off in closely contested match-ups. Perhaps the most exciting was Missouri State and Illinois State’s Friday night opener, in which starters Nick Petree and Chris Razo exchanged strike-outs down the stretch before Petree was ultimately handed his first loss of the season. Perhaps the most controversial was Creighton’s opening game win over Bradley which saw a critical play at the plate, and a not completely unexpected ejection thereafter. Southern Illinois and Evansville saw their own pitchers’ duel on Friday night as starters Kyle Freeland and Cody Forsythe both went nine innings in a finish that would need extras to decide it. Meanwhile, Indiana State rescued a sweep at the hands of Wichita State after Sean Manaea, who was scratched from his Friday start, was able to pick up the win on Sunday. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Recap April 5th-7th

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 22nd-24th)

MVCFeaturedThe start of Missouri Valley Conference play was marked as it always seems to be: with a winter snow storm. All the teams in the Valley rushed to finish their series before Sunday (with the notable exception of Wichita State who had the fortune of playing in Hawaii—and ironically had Sunday’s game rained out). In the first weekend of conference play, Creighton took two of three on the road at Evansville, while Indiana State proved they will be a tough team to beat this season by taking all three from visiting Southern Illinois. Out of conference, Illinois State dropped their series to Eastern Illinois, Bradley lost their two games against Dartmouth in Florida, and although their basketball team is on a tear this March, the Wichita State baseball team struggled through their road series at Hawaii, picking up just one win in their four game series. Missouri State had the weekend off. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 22nd-24th)

2013 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and Teams

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MVC_thumb.jpgST. LOUIS – Missouri State, which returns a dominating young pitching staff and a wealth of depth from last year’s squad, has been tabbed as the league favorite in the annual coaches’ preseason poll, receiving six of eight first-place votes. Continue reading 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and Teams

SIU extends Ken Henderson through 2014 Season

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CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University has extended the contract of head baseball coach Ken Henderson through the end of the 2014 season, the school announced on Monday.

Henderson is entering his third season as the head coach of the Salukis after guiding SIU to the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament last spring. The 2012 squad finished with a 31-28 record and remained in the race for the conference’s regular season championship until the final two weeks of the season. In addition, two players were taken in the MLB draft following the season. First-Team All-American Chris Serritella was drafted by the Phillies in the fourth round and left-handed pitcher Nathan Dorris went to the Cubs in the 17th round. Continue reading SIU extends Ken Henderson through 2014 Season

Southern Illinois releases 2013 Schedule

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CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Southern Illinois baseball team has announced its 2013 schedule. The schedule features 27 home games and 30 games on the road as the Salukis are scheduled to face six teams that qualified for the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Continue reading Southern Illinois releases 2013 Schedule